Ham Radio Update


Welcome to the “Ham Radio Update” from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 25 January 2020, 2315 UTC, Post 1293.

Source:

http://www.hamradioupdate.com/

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This report covers the period 23 January 2020 to 25 January 2020.

January 25, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

January 25, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – No sunspots appeared over this reporting week (January 16-22) and on January 22 Spaceweather.com reported currently the consecutive period of spotless days is 11. But all recent sunspots have had Solar Cycle 25 polarity

VK6WIA NewsWest

January 25, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – NewsWest for Sunday 26th of January falls on Australia Day. Today, Australia marks our National Day, and regardless of how and when we might wish to celebrate it, we’re a country worth celebrating. As the Tony Bennett song goes“with all your faults I love you still”

Ham radio: A hobby still alive and thriving

January 25, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – The Boston University News Service talks to Alan Lewis K1ALL and Jim Wilber about amateur radio

Foundations of Amateur Radio

January 25, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Is this frequency in use and other lies we tell ourselves When you switch your radio on to start a radio fishing expedition you join all the other spectrum users across the planet. To be fair, you’ll likely only become aware of some of those for the time that your radio is switched on, even if there are thousands around

British Columbia QSO Party 2020

January 25, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – Presented by the Orca DX and Contest Club – 1600z Feb 1 to 0359z Feb 2 and 1600z to 2359z Feb 2

ARRL to argue for continued access to 3-GHz spectrum

January 25, 2020 10:14 AM – Southgate ARC – ARRL report at its January meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors instructed the League’s FCC counsel to prepare a strong response to protect amateur access to spectrum in the 3 GHz range

January 24, 2020

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

January 24, 2020 06:40 PM – ARRL -Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

N0AX Wins the January QST Cover Plaque Award

January 24, 2020 06:31 PM – ARRL -The winning article for the January 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “Untangling the Decibel Dilemma” by H. Ward Silver, NØAX.

The QST Cover Plaque Award — given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue — is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the February issue today.

 

ARRL to Argue for Continued Access to 3-GHz Spectrum as FCC Sets Comment Deadlines

January 24, 2020 03:20 PM –

The K7RA Solar Update

January 24, 2020 03:09 PM – ARRL -No sunspots appeared over this reporting week (January 16-22) and on January 22 Spaceeweather.com reported currently the consecutive period of spotless days is 11. But all recent sunspots have had Cycle 25 polarity.

Average daily solar flux reported in last week’s bulletin was 72.5, and this week it was 71.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5.6 to 4.1, and the middle latitude A index ch…

St. Vincent

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Brian, GW4DVB, will once again be active as J88PI from Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA NA-025), in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, between April 6-15th

Radio ham makes out-of-this-world connection

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Canada’s CTV News reports on the contact made by 96-year-old ham radio operator Jean Moffett VE3WAD with International Space Station Commander Luca Parmitano KF5KDP

Ham radio in Hackspace magazine issue 27

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Issue 27 of Hackspace magazine features the Scottish Consulate Amateur Radio Club MS0SCZ, the free magazine PDF is now available for download

Google Summer of Code

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The Google Summer of Code application is complete! Amsat is not guaranteed to be accepted, but it will be great if they are. Applying is a big step forward in representing amateur radio software, raising awareness of amateur satellite, and involving new audiences. It puts a positive light on AMSAT and ORI

Dayton TopBand and Contest Dinners

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Brief details regarding the 2020 Dayton TopBand Dinner and the 28th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner

ARISS educational radio contact with school in Portugal

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Agrupamento de Escolas Serafim Leite, Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal on Monday

Amateur Radio to hold public demo of emergency communications on January 25 and 26

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Despite modern communications — Internet, cell phones, and email, every year whole regions of the country find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio

7X7X Algeria

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The IARU Region 1 site reports on the 7X7X dxpedition which took place December 28 to January 2

DX News from the ARRL

January 24, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

January 23, 2020

Tony’s 10m Band Report

January 23, 2020 10:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Another poor week, not even the weekend could raise things. Mid-week, which is traditionally bad was actually very bad with only 3stations spotted in total on Wednesday and Thursday. Best of the week OG1D (Finland), VK9NK (Norfolk Is). That’s about it really

Tutor survey: Entry into Amateur Radio

January 23, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Essex Ham conducted an online survey to gather some basic data regarding ‘entry-level’ into amateur radio

Timor-Leste DXpedition

January 23, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Members of the Lagunaria DX Group are planning a DXpedition to Timor-Leste sometime in October-November

AM QSO Party in Europe this weekend

January 23, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – This coming weekend is the AM QSO PARTY in Europe. Have you dusted off that homebrew or vintage equipment, or set up your modern transceiver for AM? Well do it now, don’t delay!

4m (70MHz) returns to Germany for 2020

January 23, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – As of yesterday (22/1/2020) – use of the 70.150-70.200 MHz part of 4m is allowed again in Germany until the end of 2020 (all conditions are the same as last year). This was announced in the periodic document released today on the BNetzA website

The Space Weather Woman

January 23, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – Multiple Storms Launch and Martian Ice Mining – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Falkland Island ham radio licences

January 23, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – The Falkland Islands communications regulator is requesting that people revalidate their lifetime amateur radio licences

5 MHz licence renewed

January 23, 2020 09:13 AM – Southgate ARC – In New Zeakand, several members have inquired about the status of the 5 MHz (60 metre) trial licence that was due to expire on 24 January 2020

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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